Sri Lanka shakes up in­tel­li­gence

The Citizen (KZN) - - World -

– Sri Lanka has for the first time named a mil­i­tary of­fi­cer to head the coun­try’s main in­tel­li­gence agency, which was blamed for fail­ing to pre­vent Is­lamist ex­trem­ist bomb­ings in April that killed 259 peo­ple.

The head of the State In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice was re­placed by bri­gadier Suresh Sal­lay, a for­mer head of mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence, of­fi­cial sources said yes­ter­day.

It is the first time that a mil­i­tary of­fi­cer has filled the po­si­tion.

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